This is not my first attempt at making a quiche. But I do feel like this quiche takes the cake. Its sweet and savory at the same time. Its like eating Thanksgiving Dinner, all wrapped into one dish.
I love sweet potato. This sort of came to mind last minute (I made this only the night before a quiche challenge! *cough* last night *cough*) and I feel this is proof that , sometimes, it’s the unplanned that turns out the best!!!
Sweet Potato Quiche with a Cashew Crust
Cook the rice until its on the softer side. Mix in the rice with the egg, flax meal, cashews and oil. In a small to medium pie dish, press the dough so that it is distributed evenly and with even thickness. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and follow filling instructions.
1 medium sweet potato
1/2 white onion
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup fresh spinach
1 tsp dried sweet basil leaves
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of ground clover
pinch of ground sage
pinch of nutmeg
Peel the sweet potato and then cook it. I recommend doing what I did, which was to cut it into 4 large pieces, place it in a glass bowl full of water, and microwave it for 10 minutes. It was the perfect soft consistency that I wanted and it was quick! Also I was able to work on the next parts while it happened.
Chop the onion and saute the pieces on medium in the canola oil.
Mash the sweet potato in a medium mixing bowl. Add the onions and eggs. Then whip it! (Whip it good? :P) Make sure the eggs are really well beat, even though they’re with the potato’s. Add the spices and mix some more!
Wash the fresh spinach really well, and shake off any extra water. Rip the spinach into smaller pieces and mix into the batter.
Pour the batter into the pre-made pie crust and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
(if you choose to make mini crustless quiche – so cute! – you only need to bake those for 20 minutes.)
I made the crust with cashews because of the Blogger Secret Ingredient Challenge that I’m hosting this week. If you have a recipe with cashews, be sure to submit it! It’s fun to participate and there’s a small prize for the recipe that stands out the most! :)